News Listings for Western Pacific Airlines

  • Menke named Hawaiian's head of operations

    News | 23 Sep 2014 21:45 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Hawaiian Airlines has named longtime airline executive Sean Menke its new executive vice president and chief operations officer, effective 20 October.
  • Spirit aims to sell advertising on aircraft exteriors

    News | 17 Sep 2012 16:20 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    <p>Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is seeking to get companies to advertise on their aircraft's exteriors, in one of several initiatives the airline is studying...
  • Frontier lures former executive to replace Potter

    News | 21 Aug 2007 00:00 | David Field

    Menke returns to Frontier Frontier Airlines has lured back Sean Menke, its former chief operating officer, to succeed Jeff Potter as chief executive...
  • Former Frontier exec Menke to return as CEO

    News | 14 Aug 2007 15:29 | Megan Kuhn

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>A former Frontier Airlines executive has returned to the low-cost carrier to succeed Jeff Potter as president and CEO.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Sean <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Menke</span></span> left Frontier in June 2005 to join Air <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Canada</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region>. He most recently headed up the Canadian operator’s commercial strategy.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>He begins his new role with Frontier on September 7, and will also serve on the board of directors.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:a
  • Frontier Airlines cuts costs

    News | 01 Jun 2007 00:00

    Frontier Airlines, one of the younger low-cost carriers in the US, has had a choppy history of profitability, narrowly avoiding failure in a bruising market-share battle with another LCC, Western Pacific Airlines. Frontier has been in a 13-year stand-off with giant United Airlines at their Denver hubs. Now, the grand-daddy LCC of them all, Southwest Airlines, has entered the Denver market, placing new pressures on Frontier. <BR>&nbsp; While Frontier struggles to maintain profitability, with two failed efforts to penetrate the California market as a way to diversify from its Denver hub, company officials are dramatically expanding its Lean Six Sigma programme adopted following 9/11. <BR>&nbsp; Lean Six Sigma is really two programmes. Six Sigma, championed for decades by industrial giant General Electric, is best suited for what can best be termed “hardware”: manufacturing, tooling, maintenance, production and so on. Lean is better suited for “processes,” such as office, customer service
  • Executive appointments - Air Canada

    News | 01 Jul 2005 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Air Canada completes executive reshuffle</STRONG></P> <P>Air Canada and its parent, ACE Aviation Holdings, have completed their separation by filling all senior posts in each organisation. When ACE was formed a number of senior Air Canada people moved to it, starting with chief executive Robert Milton. Now Air Canada has filled the vacancies left by those moves.</P> <P>Rob Reid is the first of three new executive vice-presidents who will report directly to Air Canada’s chief executive, Montie Brewer. Formerly senior vice-president for operations, Reid has moved up to become chief operating officer. He is the only appointee from within Air Canada’s ranks. He joined the carrier in 1976. Most recently he assumed the post of president of Air Canada Technical Services.</P> <P>During July Sean Menke became chief commercial officer. Menke held a similar post at Frontier Airlines, an airline he joined in 1999 as director of marketing and planning. Menke was promoted to the post o